Originally written October 27, 2013 on NESN.com:
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The Patriots’ defense came up huge in the comeback win against the AFC East rival Dolphins on Sunday. That included a miraculous show of athleticism and concentration by two members of the Patriots’ secondary. Devin McCourty has quietly been one of the Patriots’ best playmakers all season, and he showed it once again in a key moment on Sunday. Early in the fourth quarter and trailing 20-17, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill unloaded a bomb deep down the sideline intended for receiver Mike Wallace. McCourty was roaming free over the top of the defense on the play, and he dropped down in coverage to help cornerback Marquice Cole with the speedy Wallace. McCourty saw that the ball was slightly underthrown and made a break on it, slashing down toward the sideline and leaping in front of Wallace to divert the completion. As he was falling out of bounds, McCourty somehow had the presence of mind to tip the pass back to Cole, who was waiting with open arms and made sure to get two feet d...
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